April 08, 2012
Length: 28:45 (26.3 MB)
Mankind faces many enemies, but perhaps the two most vicious are sin and death. Fortunately for Christians, both have been defeated. The cross has vanquished the sting of death when Jesus died for our sin. Live in its shadow!
April 01, 2012
Length: 34:26 (31.5 MB)
We are saved by faith. Anything that we add to that simple truth robs us of joy and denies the sufficiency of the cross. Our works and credentials are the things that keep us from knowing Christ as savior.
March 25, 2012
Length: 42:41 (39.1 MB)
The examples of Timothy and Epaphroditus challenge is to show genuine concern for others, to be united with fellow believers as brothers, to be hard workers in the faith, and to be courageous soldiers in spiritual warfare.
March 18, 2012
Length: 28:09 (25.8 MB)
Works do not save us, but once we are saved, Christ works in us to conform us to His will. We should be thinking and acting in a way that displays our faith and brings others to Jesus.
March 11, 2012
Length: 33:43 (30.9 MB)
In these verses, we are told who Jesus is and see the example He set for us. Although He is fully God, he emptied himself for our benefit. Our attitude is the way we are oriented towards a reference. Let us be oriented towards serving others.
March 04, 2012
Length: 25:48 (23.6 MB)
The comfort we receive during our suffering is meant not just for ourselves but to help others, also. If we do not pass this blessing on, we stagnate like the Dead Sea: always taking in but never giving back.
February 26, 2012
Length: 43:16 (39.6 MB)
Joy as a Christian comes from living as a citizen of heaven, solidly grounded in the fundamentals of the faith. As we learn from the sufferings of Christ and of Paul, such joy may be found even in persecution and we do not need to fear it.
February 19, 2012
Length: 41:26 (37.9 MB)
How would most people sum up the essence of life itself in a word? Money? Position? Health? For Paul, the answer was "Christ." If that is to be true in our own lives, it leaves no room for a passive existence. We should live to serve Christ with zeal!
February 12, 2012
Length: 35:59 (33 MB)
God often uses the circumstances that bind us physically or emotionally to break down spiritual barriers. Such was the case with Paul's imprisonment, where his fearless commitment to the Gospel of Christ advanced his ministry even to the prison guards.
February 05, 2012
Length: 38:48 (35.5 MB)
Like Paul, we should take joy in praying for others--both those who give us trouble, and our closest friends in Christ. By praying for others, we are bearing the fruit of righteousness by putting them before ourselves.